Fracture of the distal end of the fibula through a persistent physis in an adult with fracture of the medial malleolus

Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Satoshi Nagoya, Masanori Obata, Toshihiko Yamashita

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Abstract

A 26-year-old woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a bimalleolar fracture of the right ankle. Radiographs revealed a shearing fracture of the medial malleolus and a gap in the distal end of the right fibula that resembled epiphysiolysis in children. Fracture of the distal end of the fibula through a persistent physis was suspected. Histological examination of material obtained from the fracture site during surgery revealed remnants of hyaline cartilage. We believe that the fracture occurred at a persisitent physis of the distal end of the fibula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Science
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hyaline cartilage
  • Malleolus fracture
  • Persistent physis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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